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How much does a website cost?

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How much does a website cost? This is usually the first question a prospective client asks any website builder, myself included. It is a reasonable question, to know the price of something before you proceed any further, but it’s not “one-type-fits-all” service and it will normally require some more information before we can quote an accurate price.

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WordPress Website Design

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The best website design strategy is now WordPress website design, which has been growing in popularity over the last few years. In this post, I will try to explain why.

I, like most website designers / web developers, started designing websites using plain HTML and CSS (and later Javascript). These (static) websites, though they provided good grounding and experience, had a number of limitations.

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User-centred web design

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User-centered web design or web solutions is a web design principle which stipulates that the experience of the end user (i.e. the person viewing the website) should dictate how the website is constructed. Put simply, it is the experience of the user which should come first when making design decisions, rather than visual or aesthetic concerns.

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Responsive web design

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A question often asked these days is “Is your website responsive?”. What does this even mean?

A responsive website is one which is built on a grid framework (such as Bootstrap or Foundation) and is therefore able to “respond” to different display sizes.

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Web design matters

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In an era when it is relatively easy for a non-technical person with little or no coding skills to create a functioning website, many people will say that your web design is irrelevant as long as your your website works, i.e. if it displays information and performs a number of basic functions, then that is sufficient. However, if you follow this route you may be selling you or your business short. Design still matters, more than you might think.

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